Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, "Terre de Vertus" Non Dose Blanc de Blancs, AOC Premier Cru, 2012
Wine color of pale gold.
Taste wine elegant, bright and colorful, with tones of citrus, rhubarb, flowers, yellow plums, pears, herbs, which are complemented by soft, but crisp acidity.
In the aromatic bouquet of wine perfectly combines live tones of fruit, white flowers, anise and mineral nuances.
Champagne is ideal as an aperitif, perfectly accompanies oysters, seafood, eggs, ham.
"Terre de Vertus" Non Dose Blanc de Blancs - a great drink, rightly called champagne because it meets two main requirements: it is made of one of the three permitted by law grapes - Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay; grapes grown in the Champagne region and assembled from old vines two vineyards - Les Barillers and Les Faucherets, located in the center of the slope Vertus. Yields in the vineyards and purposefully regulated by the standards of Champagne preserved low - an average of 50 hectoliters per hectare. The production process is a classic. The wine is fermented in large oak vats and stainless steel tanks slowly - up to two months, using natural yeasts, no added sugar - to comply with the purity of taste. The result is a sparkling wine, perfectly reflecting all the nuances of terroir, fine and delicate, full of mineral intensity.
Larmande family and Bernier are its long history in Champagne since the French Revolution. Into one united them in 1971, the marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Larmande Bernier. Today, the rich family tradition continues Pierre and Sophie, who own 15 hectares of vineyards in the Côte de Blancs. Pierre Larmande, to the management of the economy in 1988, belonged to the idea of switching to organic first, and then to fully biodynamic viticulture, produce the best crops in each vintage and produce world-class wines that convey the unique terroir of Côte de Blancs. In the vineyards Larmande Bern grown 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir, the average age of the vines is 35 years. The farm is supported by the conservative practice of low yields, even by the standards of Champagne, an average of 50 hectoliters per hectare, and the classical approach to the production of wines - the use of natural yeasts, long slow fermentation, the use of steel vats and large oak barrels from old wood, low dozazh, sometimes and non-existent. Each Cru vinified separately. That is why wine Larmande-Bernier distinguished by their texture purity mineral energy, impeccable balance, great potential and beautiful expression of terroir.